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Via Fox News:

An American soldier was killed within the past 24 hours when a rocket fired by ISIS landed near his position in the town of Makhmur, 75 miles southeast of Mosul, a U.S. defense official told Fox News Saturday.

“It was a lucky strike by ISIS,” the official said.

The Pentagon is expected to make an announcement shortly.

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS released a statement about the attack Saturday morning, but the nationality of the soldier was withheld. It said the soldier was killed by “enemy action,” but was not more specific.

The soldier is the second American killed fighting ISIS since combat operations began in August 2014.

In October, a Delta Force master sergeant was killed during a daring hostage rescue in Iraq.

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